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US Airstrikes, Persuasion, UAV Application

Dated: 10 Nov 2014
Posted by Christine Chan
Categoiry: International, Security, Technology
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US Airstrikes: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS, was wounded Saturday in a U.S.-led air strike on the Western Iraqi border town of al-Qaim, according to Iraqi officials; Baghdadi’s condition remains unclear. Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a new phase of the U.S. campaign against ISIS, deploying 1,500 troops to Iraq on Sunday.

Persuasion: Interesting Time Magazine article regarding FBI persuasion techniques.

UAV Application: A team of Japanese scientists have developed a “flying rescue robot” with a device that can open doors to enter buildings hit by earthquakes or accidents. To open a door, the UAV uses suction cups to stick to the door’s surface. Then, it presses its arm with an air bag-like device against the door handle and blows the bag up to open the door. After partially opening the door in this way, the robot uses its propellers’ wind pressure to open it further.

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